FISO OCR World Championships 2024

As a member of the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO or World Obstacle) British Obstacle Sports is responsible for selecting the team to represent the UK at the FISO OCR World Championship.

The FISO OCR World Championships 2024 will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 22nd-25th.

Qualification to the elite, para or age group competitions must be gained through British Obstacle Sports. Please refer to our selection policy for more details.

On this page:

  • FAQs
  • Para national team selection
  • OCR100 / 100m national team selection
  • Short course national team selection
  • Standard/classic course team selection
  • What is the 50% rule?
  • Under 18 athletes
  • Foreign athletes
  • 2024 selection policy

FAQs

Do you have to qualify to race the championships?

Yes. Please see further details below.

Do you have to be a British Obstacle Sports member?

Yes, qualification to the FISO OCR World Championships is via your national federation. So you need to be a British Obstacle Sports member to represent the British National Team and meet certain eligibility criteria.

Do you have to be a British citizen to qualify or be selected for the British National Team?

You must meet certain eligibility requirements to represent the British National Team such as citizenship and length of residency. Some newer residents may not be able to represent Team UK. We will support all British Obstacle Sports members, so if this applies to you please reach out to us. More information can be found on the World Obstacle website or by contacting British Obstacle Sports.

How can I check if I have already qualified?

You can check if you have qualified via our qualified athletes list on Google Sheets.

Para national team selection

Para athletes must complete a short course or standard course listed below to qualify for both of these distances at the OCR European Championships. For para selection for the OCR100 please refer to this section.

OCR100 /100m national team selection

Event Name Distance Date Location Elite Age Group Para
FISO OCR World Championships 100m 15-17.09.2023 Belgium Fastest British athlete Winner (if British) N/A
100m National Trials, NWUK Gloucester 70m 13.01.2023 Gloucestershire TBD

TBD

TBD

Qualifying times

Unfilled spots and wildcard entries are chosen by the British Obstacle Sports Selection Committee. To apply for a spot your must achieve a qualifying result or time. See below for details and refer to the full selection policy for more details.

Event Format Date Location Youth Junior Elite Masters Para
OCR100 From 01.05.23 Anywhere

Male: Sub-1:30

Female: Sub-1:45

Male: Sub-55

Female: Sub-1:20

Male: Sub-40

Female: Sub-1:00

Male: Sub-55

Female: Sub-1:20

Course completion
100m National Trials, NWUK Gloucester 13-01-2024 Gloucestershire TBD TBD TBD TBD Course completion
Tartan Warrior 100m 23-03-2024 Ayrshire TBD TBD TBD TBD Course completion

 

Short course national team selection

For the 2024 OCR World Championships you can only be selected for the British National Short Course Team at short course events. Given the smaller number of these events in the UK, we will be working with events and training centres to offer more options for qualification. We will also include some events such as the Spartan South West Sprint that are slightly longer than the British Obstacle Sports definition of a short course.

Event Name Date Distance Location Elite Age Group*
OCR European Championships (All years) N/A Short course N/A N/A Winner
OCR European Championships 2023 09-06-2023 3K Hungary N/A Band finisher**
Spartan Kids Midlands 02-07-2023 3K Lincolnshire N/A Top 5 in AG***
Spartan South West Sprint 13-08-2023 5K Gloucestershire N/A

Top 5 in AG in AG waves‡

FISO OCR World Championships 15-09-2023 3K Belgium Winner Band finisher**
Nuclear Blast and Blackout Qualifying Wave 23-09-2023 5K Essex N/A Top 3 in AG
Spartan Kids London South East 07-10-2023 3K Sussex N/A Top 5 in AG***
British OCR Junior Championships 22-10-2023 5-7K Buckinghamshire N/A Top 10 in AG***
British 3K Championship 12-11-2023 3K Birmingham Winner Top 5 in AG†
Tartan Warrior 23-03-2024 3K Ayrshire N/A Top 3 in AG
3K National Trial TBD TBD TBD Top 3 TBD

 

  1. * 50% rule applies to age group spots
  2. ** An elite band finisher will qualify for age group if they do not qualify for an elite place
  3. *** No age group 50% rule at the British OCR Junior Championships
  4. † Top 3 athletes qualify (no 50% rule, even if outside the AG qualifying spots)
  5. ‡ An athlete racing in the elite wave may be awarded an age group place if their time would have qualified the athlete if they had ran in the age group wave. This is an extra qualification spot and does not impact how qualification is calculated for age groups. An athlete must request this.

Classic/standard course national team selection

For the 2024 OCR World Championships you can only be selected for the British National Classic Course Team at classic OCR events.

Event Name Date Distance Location Elite Age Group*
OCR European Championships (All years) Classic course Winner Winner
Summer MacTuff 07-05-2023 15K Fife N/A Top 10 overall
Nuclear Races Challenge Cup/National Trials 14-05-2023 12K Essex N/A Top 5 in AG
OCR European Championships 2023 10-06-2023 12K Hungary N/A Band finisher**
Red Warrior 18-06-2023 10K South Wales N/A Overall winner
Rood Rampage 18-06-2023 14K Gloucestershire N/A

Senior: Top 10

Masters: Top 10

Total Warrior (UKOCR Series Wave) 01-07-2023 12K Yorkshire N/A

Senior: Top 10

Masters: Top 10

Spartan Midlands Beast 01-07-2023 21K Lincolnshire N/A Top 5 in AG in AG wave
Spartan Midlands Super 02-07-2023 10K Lincolnshire N/A Top 5 in AG in AG wave‡
Spartan Midlands Sprint 02-07-2023 7K Lincolnshire N/A Top 10 in AG in AG wave‡
Beach Ballistic 05-08-2023 16K Aberdeenshire N/A Top 15 overall
Spartan South West Beast 13-08-2023 21k Gloucestershire N/A Top 10 in AG in AG wave‡
Summer Nuts 02-09-2023 7K Surrey N/A Top 5 in AG
FISO OCR World Championships 16-09-2023 14K Belgium Winner Band finisher**

Born Survivor Gisburn Elite Squadron

 

16-09-2023 10K Lancashire N/A Top 10 overall
Spartan London South Beast 07-10-2023 21K Sussex N/A Top 10 in AG in AG wave‡
British OCR Championships 08-10-2023 12K Sussex Winner Top 10 in AG†‡
Scottish OCR Series 2023 2023 N/A

Top 10 overall

Top 5 masters

UKOCR Series 2023 2023 Winner

Top 20 overall

Top 10 masters

Winter MacTuff 07-01-2024 15K Fife N/A Top 3 in AG
Winter Nuts 02-03-2024 8K Surrey N/A Top 3 in AG
Tartan Warrior 24-03-2024 8K Ayrshire N/A Top 5 in AG
Nuclear Challenge Cup / National Trials 12-05-24 12K Essex Top 3 Top 5 in AG
British OCR Championships 29-06-24 12K+ Lincolnshire Winner Top 10 in AG†‡

 

  1. * 50% rule applies to age group spots
  2. ** An elite band finisher will qualify for age group if they do not qualify for an elite place
  3. † Top 3 athletes qualify (no 50% rule, even if outside the AG qualifying spots)
  4. ‡ An athlete racing in the elite wave may be awarded an age group place if their time would have qualified the athlete if they had ran in the age group wave. This is an extra qualification spot and does not impact how qualification is calculated for age groups

What is the 50% rule?

Unless specified, no more than 50% of an age group in a division at a specific event can qualify for the OCREC (e.g. if an age group has 6 athletes, only the top 3 athletes are deemed qualifiers, even if there are more qualification spots available). The calculation is based on the number of starting participants in the race/relevant heat and not the number of athletes who finished the race/heat. In case of an odd number we round up in favour of the athletes). In a case where there is only one athlete in a wave, the athlete can request that British Obstacle Sports review the selection based on the times of other athletes of similar age in other age groups.

Junior Athletes

Details on the minimum age for competition will be shared once available.

Foreign Athletes

Those who do not qualify to represent Team UK should contact their national federation for details on how to qualify for the event.

2024 Selection Policy

This includes full details on being selected to the British National Team, and how to apply.

Download Selection Policy